After a long, difficult, and DANGEROUS road, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark director Julie Taymor has opened up about her cursed Broadway show.
Here's what she had to say about it:
“Anyone who creates knows — when it’s not quite there. Where it hasn’t quite become the phoenix or the burnt char. And I am right there.”
“I am on the precipice looking down into a dead volcano on my left, on the right it is sheer shale. I am in thongs and sarong and no hiking boots. I realize I can’t go back the way I have come. I can’t. So I throw away my camera. I throw away thongs and I look at the line straight in front of me. And I got down on all fours like a cat. And I held with my knees to either side of this line in front of me — 30 yards or 30 feet, I don’t know. The wind was massively blowing and the only way I could get to the either side was to look at the line straight in front of me."
“I know you have been there. I am in the crucible right now. It is my trial by fire. It’s my company’s trial by fire.”
More from Taymor:
“It’s right there in the palm of my hands. In all of my company’s hands. I have beautiful collaborators. We as collaborators only get there all together. I know you understand that. You stay there going forward and you see this extraordinary thing right in front of your eyes.”
All very poetic, Julie. We'd expect nothing less from the woman who brought us Across the Universe.
Guess we'll see how things end up for Ms. Taymor and her company's "trial by fire."
Our main concern is the safety of the cast and crew. As long as nobody else gets injured, we wish Julie and her collaborators all the best…although we must admit, we've pretty much lost any optimism we might have had for this show by this point.